Multiplayer Crews Revealed on IGN - Play from Max Payne 3 to Grand Theft Auto V

Posted on March 22 2012, 12:09pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

One of the goals of Max Payne 3 Multiplayer was to not only live up to Max's roots as a precise and cinematic shooter with a competitive multiplayer experience that's fun for both newcomers and hardcore players, but to make it easy for new players to jump into matches and create alliances, or start grudges, with other players.

A feature debuting in Max Payne 3 and carrying over to Grand Theft Auto V and future appropriate titles, Crews go beyond traditional online clans by allowing players to join large public Crews or simply create a private Crew that members can customize. In this way, Crews help players keep the fight alive from match to match - and even across titles - through the Rockstar Games Social Club, which will keep track of Crew stats, including Feuds (more info on that below).

We recently sat down with IGN to reveal some of the unique features of Crews in Max Payne 3 and how they serve to change the way competitive multiplayer forges connections between players. Here's a brief snippet of the interview that talks a bit more about Crews in Max Payne 3 and carrying them over to future titles:

How will Crews be able to interact?

One major way will be with Feuds. In multiplayer games we have a feature called Vendettas – if someone kills you twice, you can initiate a vendetta against them, which lets everyone know that you’re out to get that person. For you, a special X marks their blip when they’re visible to you on the map. If you take that person down, you get extra XP. If they survive your vendetta though, they get that XP.

Crew Feuds are essentially Crew Vendettas: impromptu skirmishes between crews that can spring up in multiplayer matches that quickly spawn a first-to-10-kills battle. You can be playing any team-based game with a completely new set of players, but if you spot two or more members of a crew you’re feuding with on the opposite team, any kills you get against them will count to the overall feud so rivalries will spring up automatically - and when they do, you’ll be notified and the grudge will come to the forefront of the game.

We’ll track who you’re feuding with, how long you’ve been feuding, and who’s winning. You’ll get extra XP for taking down members of crews you’re feuding with, so you’ll be able to remember those grudges for future matches. Again, we want to create more drama out of the interactions that go down in typical multiplayer matches.

And the beauty of this system is that crews persist over time and across future games.  Multiplayer is an ever-more important part of all our games moving forward, and by creating crews through Social Club the crews that you create in Max Payne 3 will be ready and available for you to play in Grand Theft Auto V from day one. It’s all part of our larger approach to make multiplayer deeper and richer than what’s currently available, much more easily accessible to the newcomer and rewarding for the hardcore.

Will the spirit behind Crews and Gang Wars – multiplayer with a user-generated narrative – appear in other Rockstar’s forthcoming games?

We made a promise not to talk too much about forthcoming games until a little further down the track but, yes, crews will feature in Grand Theft Auto V multiplayer. We are firm believers in the potential of third-person multiplayer and the attachment it can create to character, stories and worlds. This is at the heart of what we’re doing with Crews, and we think it opens up limitless new possibilities for the future. It’s right at the heart of our goal to bring greater weight and context to multiplayer games while still staying true to what competitive multiplayer does so well.

Read the full interview at http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/122/1221371p1.html.

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  • NikoBellicno1on July 25 2012, 1:59amReplyFlag
    Waiting for GTA V is making my balls itch and my friends --- when GTA V comes out im going to play all the way to like mission 20 and take the game to sleep with me. Serious GTA fans never get bored of GTA...Im still playing GTA IV and still excited when i do so
    • gabe7997on July 11 2012, 5:15amReplyFlag
      people chill out on gta 5 rockstar games will be ready to release imformation bout tha game wen there are ready so in the mean time enjoy max payne 3 realy fun but we still need more imformation bout max payne 3
      • gabe7997on July 11 2012, 4:29amReplyFlag
        i got to say i love tha story line on max payne 3 and tha online multi player customization avaters that was a freaken awsome idea i give this game 10 goldstars
        • Gaetan49on July 5 2012, 10:53amReplyFlag
          Hello!
          Information on GTA V please?!
          • maxofwingson June 22 2012, 10:32amReplyFlag
            I love it :D
            • deerhunter507on June 22 2012, 9:52amReplyFlag
              Please make another trailer with some gameplay or a trailer that shows something about the story!
              • Amraqxon June 17 2012, 6:44pmReplyFlag
                the first game i ever played was gta 3, i love you R*, and please give us a 2nd trailer or gameplay soon!
                • matt-the-kingon June 15 2012, 1:09pmReplyFlag
                  its been 7 months since the first gta V trailer when will there be more info?
                  • TormentedMayhemon June 13 2012, 9:00amReplyFlag
                    My Cousin Had an Excite Attack Waiting for GTA V I hope it was worth the death............... , Im also a huge GTA person i believe this will be one of the best games ever made , but @Rockstar hurry up before more people die R.I.P. Tyler
                    • LovingGtaVon June 9 2012, 9:05pmReplyFlag
                      When Gta V comes out, I will probably play it 24/7, Lol. You can already tell its gonna be good, I still play Gta IV. You can add me, PSN User - Devil-Ninja-Duck. If you would like to join my clan, add ChaoBloods-Ducky, you can try out, this is something like a mafia or gang clan, but I cannot wait for Gta V, I will probably play it until I die. ;)
                      • donpichi666on May 25 2012, 5:15amReplyFlag
                        http://www.youtube.com/user/loquendofan123x9?feature=mhee si quieren info de Gta 5 visiten mi canal
                        • donpichi666on May 25 2012, 5:12amReplyFlag
                          http://www.rockstargames.com/subscribe/profile/id:24231968/secret:8b39c12cf5df7e2bac89e2f3bfd09de3.
                          • Ntandolacostaon May 22 2012, 2:59amReplyFlag
                            Hello world
                            • josbold12on May 14 2012, 12:47amReplyFlag
                              hello rockstar release more info of GTA V i don't know maybe other trailer please so much users want to know more info
                              • Doyoufeelluckyon May 13 2012, 4:13pmReplyFlag
                                hey R* i effin love you guys rockstar games were the first games ive ever played, i just wanted to know if in gta 5 the guns are the same as max payne and how u made them actually realistic and the pistols c**kin back and will the people u shoot actually have realistic bullet holes like in rdr and mp3?
                                • davidjalof17on May 11 2012, 12:45amReplyFlag
                                  i dont care about mp3, we want to know about GTA 5
                                • MrRatataton May 10 2012, 8:38amReplyFlag
                                  hey R* there are some issues with the crew i created, it won't let me manage it, says crew unavailable.
                                  • iPro_GTAon May 10 2012, 8:24amReplyFlag
                                    Hey guys Just looking for people who wants to join my crew " Thrill Killz " we are out to have fun but always ready for a fight. My Gamertag: ImRona1dRaygun Add me if you want. Looking for talented players
                                    • Ratflower420on May 9 2012, 10:31pmReplyFlag
                                      XBOX 360 Players! Anyone wanting to join a CREW to have fun and level up with some cool people join RATPACK. The link is http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/ratpack. Feel free to join and have fun! LOOKING FOR PEOPLE THAT LOVE R* GAMES!!!

                                      My gamertag on xboxlive is: ratflower420
                                      Crew name: RATPACK
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                                      • samer_612on May 8 2012, 11:08amReplyFlag
                                        Thanks @R* Y you are the best and i Love Your Idea About The Crew that will be COOOOOOL from You
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